- 43% Rural
- 9% Statewide
- 33% Denver Metro Area
- 5% Southern Front Range
- 7% Northern Front Range
- 3% Outside Colorado
By Program Area
The Anschutz Family Foundation accepts online grant applications twice a year during its spring and fall funding cycle for requests that fit within one or more of its funding areas and are for activities in the State of Colorado. Grants are typically between $5,000-$10,000.
|Spring 2020 Cycle||Fall 2020 Cycle|
|Begin accepting applications:||November 18, 2019||May 18, 2020|
|Application Deadline (5 p.m.):||January 15, 2020||July 1, 2020|
|Grant Decisions will be made:||May 16, 2020||Mid-November 2020|
The Foundation’s online grant application follows the Colorado Common Grant Application (CGA) format. Please review all of our eligibility requirements & guidelines, funding areas & restrictions, and past grants before starting an application. We encourage you to call, email or submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) if you have any questions.
Applications must be submitted online (preferred) or received in our office by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Faxed or emailed applications are not accepted. If a deadline falls on a weekend, the application is due the preceding Friday.
Due to the large volume of grant applications we receive, our review process takes about four months. Your application will be assigned to one of our staff members for review. We will contact you if we have any questions, need additional information or to schedule a site visit. We will communicate the board’s decision about your proposal by mail in late-May or late-November, depending upon the grant cycle in which you’ve applied.
Since inception, the Anschutz Family Foundation has awarded 10,029 grants totaling nearly $60,000,000 to nonprofit and community organizations (as of the end of 2019).
In 2019 alone, the Foundation awarded 295grants totaling $2,222,508. More than 52% of those grants were directed toward nonprofits serving Colorado’s rural communities or providing services statewide.